Comment: Amending the Constitution

(See in situ)

Denise B's picture

Amending the Constitution

is a very bad idea for several reasons. First, it ultimately could result in a Constitutional Convention which, we the people would have no way of controlling, any more than we have any way of controlling what the the outlaw Congress does on a daily basis (i.e. Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act, etc. etc.). No matter how much pressure we put on them, ultimately they do whatever they want and if we let them mess with the Constitution we are pretty much guaranteed to end up with something much worse than what we already have. Secondly, they already ignore the constraints of the Constitution, pretty much on a daily basis, so why should/would they pay attention to anything new that gets added, unless of course, we end up with something worse than what we started with, in which case, they will gladly use it as justification to trample our rights even more than they already do.

Even if we were to just propose an Amendment only, and did so without requiring a Constitutional Convention, it takes a super majority to pass an Amendment and given the current miscreants that we have in Congress right now, there is little to no chance of getting a majority of them to agree on anything which is going to benefit We the People, or restrict the miscreants power over us.

I think that until we can find a way to force these people to act within the constraints of the existing Constitution, any action of the sort you propose is a compete waste of time, and potentially very dangerous.